Our Lakewood veterinarians leverage diagnostic tests and tools in our in-house vet lab so we can accurately diagnose your pet's medical condition and tailor treatment plans to your pet's needs. 

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Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

Diagnostic imaging equipment uses electromagnetic radiation and other technologies to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures. 

At Red Rocks Animal Center, we have access to advanced tools that help us accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We can offer a range of services, from digital radiology to ultrasound and cold lasers. 

With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we're able to efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options. 

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In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Lakewood

We conduct tests and receive results quickly in our in-house laboratory so that we're able to diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible. 

Our pet pharmacy in Lakewood is stocked with a range of prescription medications and diets, which allows us quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care. 

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Our Diagnostic Services 

In our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing. This allows our vets to provide a quick, accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues. 

  • Radiography (Digital X-rays)

    Using a radiograph (digital X-ray), we're able to check your pet's internal systems to reveal data that may be invisible from the outside. 

    Radiography is a safe, painless and non-invasive procedure that uses only very low doses of radiation. Since the level of radiation exposure needed for radiography is so low, even pregnant females and very young pets can safely have this procedure. 

    Radiographs are used to evaluate bones and organs, and to diagnose conditions including bladder stones, chronic arthritis, fractured bones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors. 

  • Ultrasound

    The use of diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.

    With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body. 

    Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.

    Having this valuable technology available to our vets in our in-house lab means that your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can start sooner. 

  • Bloodwork

    At our vet lab in Lakewood we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.

    Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile. 

  • Urinalysis

    Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.

    Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

    This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health. 

  • Fecal Exams

    A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Lakewood.

    The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms. 

    Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.

    Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.

    Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.  

  • Digital Dental X-Rays

    If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.

    Digital X-rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine roots, bones and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.

    With digital X-rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.

    This technology allows your Lakewood vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.

  • Cold Laser Therapy

    Cold laser therapy increases blood flow and stimulates the regrowth of cells in a non-invasive approach. Using the laser energy, we are able to desensitize pain receptors which reduces pain for your pet. There is also evidence suggesting that treatment with low-powered lasers can release the body's natural pain-killers known as endorphins.